Sony KDL-40X3000 TV reviews and prices: 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen

49 customer reviews

This TV is a good all rounder.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 49 reviews.
Sony KDL-40X3000 with 40" Full HD 1080p LCD screen, 3 HDMI ports and Freeview. See full product description

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neil, bristol High spec fanatic

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
excellent picture most of the time
Bad points:
motion blurring evident when viewing football
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 31 Jan 2010

Alistair, Helensburgh

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent all round tv
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Oct 2008

peter, birmingham Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
overall design ,quality and value is excellent
Bad points:
on/off button on back of remote
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2011

Ian , Chester

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
An all round decent TV. I've always gone for Sony TV's and recently replaced my 32" LCD 2500 range with this larger TV. I opted for the 100hz with motion flow hoping for a major improvement in the quality of the moving picture. Its not perfect, there is still a little blur on fast moving digital TV pics, but it is more than acceptable and better than alot of the cheaper equivelents. My advice is take your time looking through all the numerous picture setting options and manually go through everything until you find something that suits. I find all the standard picture options are not as good as you can get if you do a custom job and set up your own. The sound is average, I personally prefer the sound on my old 2500 Sony TV, but its far from terrible on this TV, just not quite as good. The TV looks lovely. The glass frame arond the outer casing really sets the TV off and the Sony badge lights up in the glass when the TV is on. HD quality when watching Blu Ray is floorless. It will take your breath away, and as this was the main reason for my purchase I am very happy. Good on the playstation 3 also!
All in all I am fairly happy with the TV. I still don't think LCD has quite got to the stage where you can call it perfection, but this TV is as close to perfection as I think your going to get, particularly at this price.
Bad points:
Still a little blurry on fast moving pics when watching Sky digital or digital TV. I'd hoped for a little more from the 100hz motion flow, although there is an improvement, its not as massive a one as I'd expected.

The sound isn't quite right, it sounds a little flat and unbalanced. This can be improved with patience and knowledge in the sound settings section on your menu!

The standard picture and sound options are not doing the TV justice. You would think Sony would know how to get the best out of its TV's and put the best possible sound and picture as a standard setting option. Instaed you have to go through numerous custom options on both sound and picture to find the best settings. This can take alot of time and effort, but the results are worth it. My advice is surf the web. I found some very helpful tips from fellow owners on which settings work best
Overall rating 7.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
superb - all round
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Oct 2008

Anthony, Birmingham Top quality

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
It looks great in the design and the picture quality i am very impressed. Even my standard Sky picture is very good with the motion enhancer engaged. HD material whether it be Blu ray or gaming is top quality i highly recommend this product.
Bad points:
The only thing i would say is the sound is not the strongest but pair with some decent speakers and you have the perfect package.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Oct 2008

Shaun, Birmingham Film and documentary lover

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Size, design, sound, built in Freeview.
Bad points:
image quality suffers badly dependant on signal and needs some form of upscaling. theatre mode would be better if more configurable
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 02 Feb 2010

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 40
Type of screen LCD
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner Freeview
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 100
Response time (Milliseconds) 8
Screen aspect ratio 16:09
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 18000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Brightness (Candela per square metre) 500
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Headphone Socket Yes
Weight (kg) 26
Release date 2007/10/16

Also known as: Sony KDL40X3000U, SONY KDL 40X3000, SONY KDL40X300, Sony 40"

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Manufacturer's Description

  • Optional Bezel in five colours for greater style flexibility to enhance any interior – Light Beige, Pale Gold, Scarlet Red, Mocha, Deep Mauve (where available)
  • 6.2 Mega Pixel resolution from Sony’s 10 Bit LCD panel for stunning picture quality
  • BRAVIA Engine Pro for greater definition to ensure you see every single detail
  • Live Colour Creation and x.v.Colour technology producing vibrant colours the way nature intended them to be viewed
  • Motionflow +100Hz to show fast-moving sequencies with total precision and smoothness, ideal for sports
  • 24p True Cinema to experience magnificent home cinema exactly as the director intended
  • Photo TV HD technology for viewing high-resolution digital still photographs in optimal quality
  • USB Photo Viewer to easily display your digital photos on a big TV screen
  • S-Force Front Surround for stunning full surround sound effects from only 2 built-in front speakers
  • Voice Zoom feature for altering the volume of voices without changing background volume
  • BRAVIA Theatre Sync enabling you to operate your TV and entire home cinema system by pushing one single button
  • HD 1080p compatible to display High Definition signals in breathtaking quality. i.e. Playstation3. Blu-ray Disc. etc.
  • 3 x HDMI inputs for easy connectivity – 2 on rear, 1 on side
  • Built-in Digital TV (MPEG 2) terrestrial tuner (also receives analogue)
  • Audio Description compatible allowing for blind or partially sighted people to follow television programmes (available in selected countries)
  • Can be wall-mounted using bracket SU-WL500 (optional)
  • Available to buy from November 2007

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